The Duke in Darkness archiveThis tense but touching play is the third of a trio of psychological thrillers written by Patrick Hamilton in an illustrious career both as a playwright and novelist (Hangover Square), which also saw him achieve Hollywood success with Rope directed by Alfred Hitchcock. France is in the grip of long and bloody civil wars. A Duke and his servant, incarcerated for fifteen years, plot their escape and dream of freedom. But in this world of conspiracy and paranoia, where no one is quite who they seem, what will one man sacrifice for his chance of survival? From the author of hit thrillers Rope and Gaslight comes Patrick Hamilton's The Duke In Darkness in its first London revival for 60 years. This compelling new version of The Duke In Darkness has been adapted by Orlando Wells, writer of The Tin Horizon which recently premiered to wide acclaim at Theatre 503.


Michael Palmer, Jamie Treacher, Matt Fraser Holland, Jake Mann, Martin Miller, Sean Pogmore


Author: Patrick Hamilton
Company: SightLine Entertainment
Adapted by: Orlando Wells
Director: Phoebe Barran
Design: Max Dorey
Sound: David McSeveney
Lighting: Nicki Brown
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The Duke in Darkness

The Duke in Darkness (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1406797825. Details of all The Duke in Darkness archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0934336512

Archive Listings

16 Apr 13
11 May 13
Chiswick Playhouse (formerly The Tabard Theatre)
Outer London
Greater London

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